10 September, 2016

At William George, we want to make life as stress-free as possible for buyers but whether you’re just getting started with online auctioning or need a refresher, bidding at auction can be an exciting experience.

Before you get started bidding, make sure you follow our 3 simple steps to ensure that you get the best experience possible and get the enjoyment that made you want to bid in the first place.

1. How much are you prepared to pay?

The most important step is the first one, set yourself a limit of how much you want to pay for each item. Ask yourself the following questions; Would you be happy if you won the item at that price? Would you be disappointed if you missed out and it sold for slightly more?

Do your research on the item too, look at what similar items have sold for recently. Don’t set your limits sky-high if the value of the item doesn’t warrant it.

2. Inspect the item thoroughly

Take advantage of the wealth of photographs that are available for each item, inspect them to make sure that the item is what you’re looking for and use the zoom feature if available. Make use of the item description, this is also vital in ensuring that you’re getting what you want at the price you deserve.

3. Check the auction details

Always familiarise yourself with the auction details, sales terms and delivery details. This will ensure that you’re aware of the process and fully prepared should you win a bid, knowing what to expect and what will happen next will enable the process to run as smoothly as possible for all parties.

One last thing

Have fun with your bidding, we hope that you find what you’re looking for with William George!

If you need anymore information about how things work over here then email us on [email protected] and our team of experts will be happy to help you.